Just look at these tiny toy key chains! I especially love the army men (see below). I can’t even remember when last I saw one, so imagine my excitement when I went shopping for little green plastic army men! They bring back memories of my brother and I playing with his toys – I didn’t like dolls until much later. These make very unique friendship gifts and the colour options are endless! Half the fun is shopping around the kids’ aisles for small toys.
Step 1: Start by giving each toy a coat of paint, either by hand painting or spray painting them. Allow to dry thoroughly between several coats.
Step 2: When the toys are all covered with paint and completely dry, spray or paint them with a protective sealant to prevent the paint from chipping away. I just used a clear spray paint which seemed to work great.
Step 3: Once the paint is dry, use pliers to screw the eye hooks into the toys by pressing and turning.
Step 4: Attach the key rings to the hooks and your key chain is complete!
If you find really cool toys that you want to keep as is, just skip steps 1 and 2